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  • #1
    Thomas Jefferson
    “I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #2
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation."
    "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #3
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
    It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #4
    Aristotle
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
    Aristotle, Metaphysics

  • #5
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #6
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #7
    George Carlin
    “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
    George Carlin

  • #8
    Terry Pratchett
    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #10
    Aristotle
    “Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”
    Aristotle

  • #11
    “All sacrifice and suffering is redemptive. It is used to either teach the individual or to help others. Nothing is by chance.”
    A.J. Russell

  • #12
    Joseph Conrad
    “Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
    Joseph Conrad, Chance

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or to the world, is by telling the story. It is a balancing act and it is a dream. The more accurate the map, the more it resembles the territory. The most accurate map possible would be the territory, and thus would be perfectly accurate and perfectly useless.
    The tale is the map that is the territory.
    You must remember this.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

  • #14
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #15
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “Don't think, but look! (PI 66)”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #16
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “Only describe, don't explain.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #17
    Joseph Conrad
    “Your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.”
    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

  • #18
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #19
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
    Robert A. Heinlein

  • #20
    Arthur Rimbaud
    “But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.”
    Arthur Rimbaud

  • #21
    Arthur Rimbaud
    “I shed more tears than God could ever have required.”
    Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations

  • #22
    B.W. Powe
    “We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN.”
    B.W. Powe, Towards A Canada Of Light

  • #23
    Thomas Jefferson
    “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #24
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “If in life we are surrounded by death, then in the health of our intellect we are surrounded by madness.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #25
    Jane Jacobs
    “To seek "causes" of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes.”
    Jane Jacobs

  • #26
    Mark Twain
    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
    Mark Twain

  • #27
    Yevgeny Zamyatin
    “You are afraid of it because it is stronger than you; you hate it because you are afraid of it; you love it because you cannot subdue it to your will. Only the unsubduable can be loved.”
    Yevgeny Zamyatin, We
    tags: love

  • #28
    Yevgeny Zamyatin
    “There is no final one; revolutions are infinite.”
    Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

  • #29
    Haruki Murakami
    “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #30
    Haruki Murakami
    “What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”
    Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance



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